MAME 2003 Reference Set: MAME 0.78 ROMs, CHDs, and Samples
NOTE 1: Please use the BitTorrent protocol to download this collection whenever possible, and try to upload/seed an equal amount as you download.
NOTE 2: This collection was updated to 'v3' on February 4, 2018. The v3 collection uses the "Full Non-Merged" format rather than "Non-Merged ROMs" as in v1 and v2.
- Full Non-Merged MAME 0.78 ROM set with CHDs and Samples
- MAME 0.78 DAT file and ClrMamePro software for validation
- Original MAME 0.78 source and executable packages (mame078b and mame078s)
This is a complete set of ROMs, CHDs, and audio samples for MAME 0.78. XML DAT file and the version of ClrMamePro which was used to verify the ROMs, CHDs, and samples. The TorrentZip executable included with the set was used to process each ROM and sample zip prior to distribution.
ROM Set Format: Full Non-Merged
Full Non-Merged ROM set zips include all the files needed to run that game, including any ROMs from 'parent' ROM sets and BIOS sets. Using Full Non-merged ROM sets means that every .zip in this collection is complete and can be used stand-alone in MAME 0.78 and emulators derived from the MAME 0.78 codebase.
Validating Full Non-Merged Sets
To configure ClrMamePro to validate or rebuild a Full Non-Merged collection, disable Split BIOSes from the "Advanced" menu in both ClrMamePro's Rebuild and Scanner menus.
Arcade ROM Reference Sets:
- MAME 2000 Reference Set (Complete MAME 0.37b5)
- MAME 2003 Reference Set (Complete MAME 0.78)
- MAME 0.106 Reference Set
- MAME 2010 Reference Set (Complete MAME 0.139)
- Final Burn Alpha 2016 Reference Set (Complete FB Alpha v0.2.97.39)
Console ROM Reference Sets:
- 3D0 2017 Reference Set (Redump validated)
- Atari 2600 2015 VCS ROM Collection (ROM Hunter v11 TorrentZipped)
- NEC - PC Engine CD-ROM2 System and Turbografx CD 2016 Reference Set (Redump validated)
- Mattel Intellivision 2014 Reference Set (TOSEC validated)
- Sega Mega-CD and Sega CD 2016 Reference Set (Redump validated)
The cover image for this collection is based on an image by Sam Howzit, licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons License. Original image and license: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aloha75/4906597504
Subject: Good but incomplete
Set of 0.78 MAME version, which is too old. Why not the latest MAME at least 1.60+ ? What is meant if I download the entire file then they suggest me to check through clrmamepro? If an instruction on 'how to update those roms to a newer version with clrmamepro' then this pack would be one of the best. Anyways, it must be admired, huge efforts were contributed to making this pack. I appreciate the maker/uploader.
Subject: MAME 2003 Reference Set
Subject: information request
I had fallen on it, but no way to get my hands on it ...
Subject: la carpeta .padding_file? (15GB ...)
para descargar solo los roms??? porfavor responder
en la carpeta de roms...tambien esta los chd???
Subject: Padding file
With this dat : https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/raw/master/package/recalbox-romfs/recalbox-romfs-mame/roms/mame/clrmamepro/mame2003/mame2003.dat
I have some error, are you sure it's the good set ?
Subject: This is a great set but 50% of it is a BitComet style padding file.
Definitely something to uncheck and select do not download on.
Someone reviewed that it uses the older CHDs (version 3) instead of the (version 5) that would have been current to this set, and I'm definitely neurotic enough to have to go hunt them down.
Not using Windows I wanted to avoid having to use CrlMamePro... =/
Irregardeless this set saves me a ton of time and effort, and its a awesome upload.
Subject: How do I put this in retropie
I'm newbie to this, but can anyone help me how to put this collection on my retropie?
I do know how to put the ROMS in the "arcade" folder, but what about the rest? And where do I put the emulator mame2003 since I don´t have it in my retropie system.
Subject: Great set.
Subject: set perfecto para mame2003 raspberry
las roms que aqui no están, pues las he cogido de otro set de esta misma página,y cambiado al emulador correspondiente.
encima puedo descargarlas una a una, esto es un tesoro de web
Subject: Perfect for Retropie
Perfect, many thanks
Subject: Superb Collection!